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Little Sunshine Preschool

9316 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

(727) 868-9100


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center offers a fun, exciting, and stimulating learning experience that will engage and nurture each child. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizes a rich variety of materials and activities that promote early literacy and language skills, physical and motor development, social and emotional growth, and intellectual/educational development. Our children learn through curriculum based teaching as well as hands-on, exploratory activities. In addition, we utilize Learning Centers that encourage children to learn through play. Our enrichment programs include Spanish, Music and Creative Movement, and Exploration in Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Nutrition.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center’s goal is to instill enthusiasm and eagerness toward learning, as well as providing a strong foundation of academic, physical, social, and emotional skills and abilities that will last a lifetime.

We recognize each child’s uniqueness, and strive to cultivate a sense of confidence, independence, and self worth. Children are offered respectful guidance and individualized attention in order to promote responsible decision making as well as peaceful problem solving skills.

Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center is committed to providing a safe, clean, and caring learning environment. Our bright, spacious classrooms are well-equipped with a rich variety of engaging, age-appropriate materials and experiences specifically designed to facilitate learning. Activities are hands-on, stimulating and fun, with an appropriate balance between active and passive, child-initiated and adult-initiated activities that meet each child’s individual needs.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At Little Sunshine Preschool and Learning Center, we recognize that as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We strive to cultivate a strong home-school connection in order to help children receive the most enriching learning experience possible.

We believe that involving parents in school activities and special events strengthens the continuity between home and school. Our center promotes ongoing communication with families in order for parents to provide us with insight into their child’s unique characteristics, strengths, needs, and interests.

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, and other special events are scheduled throughout the year to keep parents informed about their child’s progress and development. Monthly calendars and newsletters provide parents with constant information regarding curriculum themes, activities, and special events

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on